AAA Aaron Aardvark
Winemaker, negociant, cognoscente, bon vivant.
Aaron Aardvark, founder and chairman of AAA Aaron Aardvark Wine Company, is the fresh air the stuffy miasmic wine industry required. A beacon shining a light on an institution drowning in crepuscularity. Aaron makes fine wine, true… but importantly Aaron stands for all those forgotten masses who wish to potate their libation free from pretence, free from the boorish fustian of those who would decree their knowledge of wine rules us all.
Yes, Aaron is bringing wine back to the people. All AAA growers are a shareholder in the wine they grow - a modern co-operative that returns more to those that do the real work.
AAA Aaron Aardvark Shiraz 2016
The Shiraz is from the iconic Lawson Vineyard in Bendigo. The wine was made with a spartan reverence; a long fermentation and minimal handling. After 10 months in tank it was bottled. Pure Shiraz.
The shiraz was picked ripe but with vibrant fresh fruit aromas and the winemaking aimed to preserve these aromas. After ferment, the wine was aged for 6 months on lees, racked twice and then bottled.
Appearance: The wine is deeply coloured.
Aroma: Ripe blackberry and cherry aromas but also dense brooding aromas of tar and spice.
Palate: The palate is both vibrant and dense. The vibrance from a clean acid spine and the density from well grown delicious fruit with great tannins.
Winemaker: Mark Matthews